Photo Contest

Take your best shot of the 2017 Glow and/or Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC (GFPBR) and you could receive a GFPBR Gift Bag valued at more than $300 including a Family Four Pack to Marcus Wehrenberg Theatres and tickets to the 2018 GFPBR VIP Experience! Winning photos will be featured at and

One “Grand Prize” winner in each of the following categories will be selected by public vote at
  • Kids (ages 5-10)
  • Teens and Tweens (ages 11-17)
  • Adults (18+)
HOW TO ENTER: Photos should submitted at through September 22
VOTE: Get your friends and family involved! Voting will be open daily through September 30

The photo contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages who reside in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Children under 13 need parent or guardian permission to enter. This contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited. Photos must be of the 2017 Great Forest Park Balloon Race presented by PNC or Balloon Glow to qualify. By entering this competition, you agree to these entry rules and legal conditions – the full list of the Official Rules can be found at

2015 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: Alan Kreisman
Alan Kreisman

AGE 21-44: Chris Diamond
Chris Diamond

AGE 13-20: Kristen Higgina
Kristen Higgina

UNDER 13: Ethan Jarboe
Ethan Jarboe

2014 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: B Margherio
B Margherio

AGE 21-44: C Spradling
B Margherio

AGE 13-20: K Oris

UNDER 13: M Lein

2013 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: Tommie Younger III | Age 57 | Florissant, MO
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AGE 21-44: Craig Spradling | Age 43 | St. Louis, MO
Craig Spradling - Age 43 - St Louis MO0001

AGE 13-20: Khun Maung | Age 17 
KHVN Maung - Age 17 - Maryland HTS MO0001

UNDER 13: Rowan Lindhardt | Age 10
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2012 Photo Contest Winners

AGE 45+: Jerry Voloski | Age 51 | St. Charles, MO

AGE 21-44: Chris Diamond | Age 37 | Ferguson, MO

AGE 13-20: Brandon Dusanowsky | Age 20 | St. Louis, MO

UNDER 13: Monica McCarthy | Age 10 | St. Louis, MO

September 14-15, 2018

Celebrating our 46th Year

The oldest and most well-attended
FREE Hot-Air Balloon Event in the World

2017 Event Photos